Since our blog is mainly about phones and how they relate to business and life, we felt that it would be most appropriate if we gave a little bit of background info on the the telephone. In 1870 Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electronically. Bell patented his invention first before Gray was able to and there was a huge legal dispute over it which bell ended up winning.
The telephone came and evolved from Bell’s invention the telegraph. They are both wire-based electrical systems. In 1875 as Bell was working on his “harmonic telegraph” discovered that he could clearly hear the sound of voice over wire. One year later the birth of the telephone began as well as the death of the telegraph that had been used for over 30 years.
For more detailed information on the timeline of the telephone click here. It is truly amazing how the phone was invented and how it evolved. Think about where civilization would be without the telephone. How different business would be and how much tougher daily life would be.
The telephone is truly one of the greatest inventions known to mankind. It has revolutionized the way human beings live life.